No Race Tallahassee Cardboard Boat Race

No Race this year!

Park entry fee will be waived for spectators and racers.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Recreation Area
3540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, Fl 32309

Check-in begins @ 8:15 am on September 30!

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Recreation Area
3540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, Fl 32309

The event registration and tech inspection starts at 8:15 am. Open Class race begins at 9 am. Build-Off Challenge can start registration at 9:15 with the construction starting at 10:00 am. Build-Off races start after lunch at 1 pm.

Cardboard Boat from Defuniak Springs, FL

All racers must be at least 12 years old on race day.

There are 2 different classes but many chances to win a trophy and bragging rights! Boats are judged not only on how well they float, but also on their outward appearance. We’ll be shallow and judge from shore! To qualify for the beauty pageant they must float as well.

The two racing classes are Open and Build-Off Challenge. The race directions are below:

Tallahassee Cardboard Boat Race - coffin vs brick!


Rules are listed below!



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